PCi’s partner on the Kosovo-Serbia project, People in Need (PIN), has launched a small-grants scheme to support local-level, community-based initiatives that can help deal with the impact of Covid-19 on local communities, whilst cutting across ethnic divisions.
More than 100 applications were received, out of which 12 grassroot organizations were selected for support. They are:
- Centar za aktivizam Vranje (Center for Activism in Vranje) //Vranje & Bujanovac
- Centar za ravnomerni regionalni razvoj (Center for Equal Regional Development) – CenTriR & Ruža Lebane //Lebane
- Education Code & Ana Morava //Gjilan/Gnjilane & Lipjan/Lipljan
- Primo la toleranza //Štrpce/Shtërpcë
- Qendra e Kujdesit Ditor “PEMA” (Day Care Center “Pema”) //Gjilan/Gnjilane
- Qendra për jetë të pavarur (Center for Independent Living) //Peja/Peć
- Shoqata Beyond (Association Beyond) //Bujanovac
- Udruženje građanja Odbor za ljudska prava Vranje (Citizens’ Association Committee for Human Rights in Vranje) //Vranje & Bujanovac
- Udruženje Roditelja “Podrži me”, Sever (Association of Parents in the North “Support me”) //Leposavić/Leposaviq
- Udruženje Romkinja Bujanovac (Association of Roma Women in Bujanovac) //Bujanovac
- YMCA Movement – Peja branch //Peja/Peć
- Youth Association for Human Rights //Lipjan/Lipljan
Our partner PIN will be launching similar small-grant schemes in the future, offering more opportunities for support, especially to those who are in a more vulnerable position.